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Oct 11, 2012 11:35pm PDT
>>> tonight on "nightline," it is fight night for the vice presidential contenders, as joe biden squares off against paul ryan in a tightening race with only 25 days until the election. did biden make up for president obama's last debate stumble? in the battle of the number twos. >>> know the score. the political heavyweights who helped sarah palin and george w. bush prep for their debates tell us what marks they give the vice presidential contenders for a "nightline" report card. >>> plus, right brain, left brain. could which painting you refer tell which candidate you could vote for? we test the theory that your mind might be made up for you this election. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is a special edition of "nightline," one-on-one, the vice presidential debate. >> good evening, i'm terry moran. tonight, a feisty on-stage showdown as vice president joe biden and his republican challenger paul ryan went head-to-head for the first and only time, with time running short here. the stakes
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Oct 12, 2012 5:30pm PDT
president joe biden and congressman paul ryan. we now know that 51 million of us watched. so, who won? and what does it mean for the presidential race? with just 25 days to go before americans go to the polls, your voice, your vote. and our team is standing by, including the moderator of the debate, our own martha raddatz. but we begin with abc's jonathan karl right now. jon? >> reporter: diane, it was an even harder fought than the presidential debate, but today, both men quickly hit the campaign trail, trying to take advantage of whatever momentum they can. fresh off the big debate, joe biden rallied supporters in wisconsin, paul ryan's home state. >> i am sure you observed last night, we had a little bit of a debate. >> reporter: ryan, out for a family breakfast in kentucky, seemed pleased, too. >> i feel great. >> reporter: it was a debate that sets the stage for the campaign's final month, laying out big differences on the central issues. like whether tax rates can be lowered without adding to the deficit. >> not mathematically possible. >> it is mathematically possible. it's bee
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Oct 11, 2012 5:30pm PDT
in kentucky, ready to square off. can joe biden stop the republican surge? will paul ryan hold his own against the seasoned pro? we're behind the scenes with both teams as they gear up for the showdown. >>> bouncing back. the housing market is heating up. 73 offers on this one house alone. is the comeback heading for your town? >>> dangerous new hoax. pranksters sending s.w.a.t. teams to people's homes in the middle of the night. hundreds of families targeted. >> i want -- give me $10,000 and a police cruiser up front or i'm going to kill the rest of the hostages in 30 minutes. >>> and, coming home. a great new day for our friend, robin roberts, ready to get stronger and celebrating tonight. >> there is no place like home! >>> good evening. as we come on the air, vice president biden and his opponent, congressman paul ryan, are preparing to take their seats at this table and begin the big debate. there it is. and our very own martha raddatz will be moderating, sitting across from them at that table. she's our senior foreign affairs correspondent, former white house correspondent. and the two m
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Oct 12, 2012 1:40am PDT
was stand toe to toe with joe biden. i thought that was the basis for grading him on style. and i thought he closed what was not just a decade's long experience gap, but i thought he closed a gravitas gap. >> i gave him a c-plus because i thought he was well rehearsed. he was stiff and at times he came across like he was memorizing his lines. and that truly, not passionate about what he was saying. >> i thought paul ryan maintained what he needed to do. gave him a c. no energy on paul ryan's part that said, wow, i want to go to battle with him. joe biden had to come in with nermg energy and had to come in forceful, and he did that. the democratic base needed to be energized with passion. energized with tough fight. he did exactly that. >> so the eye rolling was his biggest problem for the first hour. then the finger wagging, then went after martha raddatz. his voice got louder started screaming his face started bulging. thought he looked like my dad does when he watches an obama press conference. ready to throw something at the tv. >> biden got the job done. he was emotio
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Oct 12, 2012 4:00am PDT
. >> and why is that so? >> because not a single thing he said is accurate. >> joe biden and paul ryan didn't give an inch to one another. we have the details from danville, kentucky. >>> also, moving day, for the space shuttle "endeavour." it is starting a two-day trip through the streets of los angeles. >>> the postal service adds a penny to the cost of your forever stamps. its newest effort to stop all the red ink. >>> and the san francisco giants and detroit tigers are looking forward in baseball's playoffs. two more teams will move today. >>> good friday morning, everybody. it was a decidedly different debate than last week's presidential faceoff. this time, joe biden and paul ryan clash on virtually every issue, stopping short of, basically, calling each other liars. >> now, the question is, who won? an overnight yahoo! poll of over 130,000 people may have the best answer of all. and it was 50/50. abc's brandi hitt is in danville, kentucky. good morning, brandi. >> reporter: good morning, rob. good morning, paula. yes, the vice presidential debate definitely lived up to expectations.
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Oct 12, 2012 7:00am PDT
to ryan. another one, a bigger edge to joe biden. one thing was clear. joe biden did what democrats wanted him to do last night. >> no question, george. joe biden came prepared. he came prepared to argue. he came prepared to debate. and he came prepared to be joe biden. malarkey. i didn't even know that word before. he took all of the issues that president obama left on the floor last week. and said, you know what? i'm going to take that straight to the romney/ryan ticket. he didn't hesitate to attack them on their so-called budget plans, or their tax plans. he was also, at times, when i thought he would become defensive on foreign policy, joe biden showed once again, he has the experience and had the information. and details matter. and joe biden provided those, too. >> you saw the romney campaign zeroing in on the smiles and laughs from joe biden. >> yeah, and look, it's an interesting bar for success. democrats feel because he restored what obama lost last week, got them back to equilibrium. that it was a success. but that doesn't represent any threat to the momentum that romney was abl
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Oct 11, 2012 6:00pm PDT
their enthusiasm at the end of the debate, and right now, as we welcome vice president joe biden and congressman paul ryan. >> you got your little wave to the families in, that's great. good evening, gentlemen, it really is an honor to be here with both of you. i would like to begin with libya. on a rather somber note, one month ago tonight, on the anniversary of 9/11, ambassador chris stevens and three other brave americans were killed in a terrorist attack in benghazi. the state department has now made clear, there were no protesters there. it was a pre-planned assault by heavily armed men. wasn't this a massive intelligence failure, vice president biden? >> what it was was a tragedy, martha. chris stevens was one of our best. we lost three other brave americans and i can make absolutely two commitments to you and the american people tonight. one, we will find and bring to justice the men who did this. and secondly, we will get to the bottom of it and whatever, wherever the facts lead us, wherever they lead us, we will make clear to the american public, because whatever mistakes are made, will
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Oct 11, 2012 11:00am PDT
mate than joe biden. vice president biden touched down in kentucky this morning. he's been going about business as usual and playing his cards close to his vest. >> what eye been doing mostly is -- what i've been doing mostly, is studying up on congressman ryan's position on the issues. >> reporter: congressman ryan arrived last night. >> i know how he will come and attack us. the problem he has is he has barack obama's record he has to run on many >> reporter: democrats the morning building up biden. >> he is who he is. i'm hoping that comes on tonight i think the person public will see a guy who is par mit. >> reporter: he's pressure since -- since president obama fell flat in his debate only 34% of voters have faith biden will beat ryan, 40% believe ryan will take the win which lease some republicans managing expectations. >> he's always hit the ball out of the park. this is his first time joe biden has been doing this since the 1800s. he will do a solid job. >> reporter: biden's last vice president debate four years ago against sarah palin was the most watched vice presidential deb
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Oct 12, 2012 4:30am PDT
ran's arguments. >> joe biden understood he had to do what president obama failed to do last week. >> reporter: with the race still tight both president obama and mitt romney watched closely. >> the president: i thought joe biden was terrific. i could not be prouder of him. >> reporter: they even shared a few laughs with >> i think the vice president knows that sometimes the words don't come out of your mouth the right way. [ laughing ] >> but i always say what i mean. >> reporter: that got a lot of laughs. the next big debate is next tuesday when president obama and mitt romney go head-to-head for their second debate that will take place in new york. brandi hitt, abc7 news. >>> that second debate next week is at hofstra in new york in a town hall meeting format, abc 7 will carry it live tuesday night starting at 6 p.m.. >>> a's fans are thanking their team for a fantastic season, one that halls come to an end but not for lack of trying. the team could not manage one more win to advance in the playoffs. the tigers dominated the a's last night in the final game of their series shut
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Oct 12, 2012 12:00am PDT
] >> jimmy: snoopy and woodstock are more than just roommates. vice presidential debate between joe biden and paul ryan went on tonight in kentucky. there's a big age gap between these men. paul ryan is 42 and joe biden is either 60 or 80, i have no idea. vice president biden has a tendency to veer offmessage. >> biden has been out of site for days, working in a delaware hotel with david axelrod and acting as ryan, congressman ryan van hollen. he's been fuming up on gatorade and animal crackers. >> jimmy: what? and running around in circles, making airplane noises. it's like a snack break in the second grade. whatever it was, it worked because it seemed like someone spiked joe biden's ensure with five-hour energy drink or something. he was very fired up. a lot rougher than the presidential debate. they were going at each other like ronnie and sammy -- sorry, i was flipping between "jersey shore" and that. seemed to me that joe biden spent 80% of the debate trying not to curse. he actually said the word mularkey at one point. we haven't seen paul ryan talk much. he's a very serious guy. pa
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Oct 7, 2012 8:00am PDT
if you are elected president. >> the vice presidential debate. joe biden coming up. he stepped in it a little bit this week with the comment about the middle class being buried the last four years. take a look. >> how they can justify, how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class that's been buried the last four years. how in lord's name can they justify raising their taxes with these tax cuts? >> two questions, is there more pressure on the vice president now to be aggressive coming off the president's debate, and are you worried about gaffes like that? >> well, look, i don't think that was a gaffe, george. i think what the vice president was talking about is what he's talked about every day, which is a series of eight years of -- >> he said they were buried the last four years. >> well, we've been digging out for what was an avalanche of bad economic decisions over the past eight years during the bush administration, and what mitt romney and paul ryan want to do is take us back to that exact same failed economic theory, talk down tax cuts, eviscerating the investmen
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Oct 11, 2012 4:00pm PDT
debate is tonight. you can expect vice president joe biden to tout the latest jobs report. the labor department says first time unemployment claims fell to lowest levels in four and a half years. a total of 339,000 people applied for benefits last week. the figure has not been that low since february, 2008 before the president took office. abc 7 news joins us now with a preview of tonight's debate. mark? >> the experts say numbers you're talking about suggest that hiring is strong enough to lower the unemployment rate? it's going to come out four days before the election, that number will, tonight everybody's attention is being turned to kentucky. >> round two. this time it's number twos taking center stage. the race tightening the showdown between the vice president joe biden and congressman paul ryan taking on more significance, mitt romney gained momentum. polls show the president has a slight edge in key battle ground states but romney has closed the gap, making the debate interesting. and both are very comfortable getting into specifics but experience on this type of stage could
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Oct 7, 2012 5:30pm PDT
holding her own against joe biden and this memorable moment from 1998 debate, vice presidential candidate lloyd bentsen saying this to dan quayle as he said he he had as much experience as jfk. >> jack kennedy was a friend of mine. senator, you're no jack kennedy. >> two very memorable lines but you made an interesting observation. >> they are quite famous but both were uttered by losing candidates. paul ryan and joe biden know the stakes are huge for this debate. this is brand-new terrain for ryan. biden has more pressure on him than last week after the man at the top of the ticket did not deliver. >> rick klein with the bigger picture, thank you. >>> a reminder right here, "one on one, the candidates debate" on thursday night, diane and george right at the desk. jake tapper and me at the debate hall, and abc's martha raddatz will be moderating the debate. it all begins at 9:00 p.m. eastern right here on abc. >>> in the meantime, we move on to a key issue for voters, the soaring price of gas. averaging 3.81 nationally, that's up 3 cents in the past week. and in california, look at this,
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Oct 11, 2012 4:00am PDT
in the ville ii. >> can joe biden or paul ryan turn it into a game-changing performance? abc's brandi hitt is there. >> reporter: republican vice presidential hopeful and vice president joe biden say they're ready to go toe-to-toe in danville, kentucky. >> studying up on congressman ryan's positions. >> reporter: and tonight's showdown also comes at a critical time in the campaign. >> i've been in business for 25 years. i have no idea what you're talking about. >> reporter: last week mitt romney dominated in his first debate against president obama. in an exclusive interview with abc news' diane sawyer, the president admitted he had a bad night. >> your supporters have been saying, this wasn't a bad night. you didn't show up. >> as i said, there's no doubt that i can make a better case, which is why i'm so looking forward to tuesday. >> is it possible you handed him the election that night? >> no. >> reporter: but polls among likely voters show romney did get a boost after the debate. and he's taking advantage of it. >> we can't afford another series of budget deficits of roughly $1 trilli
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Oct 12, 2012 4:00pm PDT
to protect diplomats in libya, joe lied biden brought up the republican budget. >> the lecture on embassy security. the congressman cut embassy security in his budget by $300 million below what we asked for. number one. >> house democratic leader nancy pelosi piled on. >> they had no legitimate authority or credibility to talk about funding security when they voted to cut $1.2 billion from the budget. that would do just that. >> fact check? her $1.2 billion is way off. biden's claim of $300 million is an axage raigs. the republican house voted $264 million less but that funding covered construction and maintenance as well as security for u.s. embassies. when ryan talked unemployment he brought up the vice president hometown. >> 10%. >> yes. the day you guys came in? 8.5%. >> fact check? paul ryan is wrong about goiting around america. in his hometown its at 9.2% that is down from 13.5%. here is a graph of how twitter users responded during the debate. here is where ryan asked biden do you know what your job rate is in scranton? ryan got 9,000 users tied in when he said you put your hand i
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Oct 11, 2012 7:00am PDT
diane sawyer his advice for joe biden. >> i think joe just needs to be joe. >>> and breaking overnight, a body found. a grim discovery in the haunting case of what happened to 10-year-old jessica ridgeway. police ruling out her parents as suspects. now manhunt is on for a killer. >>> 30 days ago, i walked through these doors and i'm going home. i'm going home. >> homecoming. a huge milestone for robin on her road to recovery. finally leaving the hospital after weeks of grueling treatment. her doctors, friends and family cheer her on. and we have her message for everyone this morning. ♪ hey, hey oh, you feel it now ♪ amen, amen ♪ amen >> going home now! >> whoo! >>> and how is that for a start to the morning? [ applause ] wow. amen. amen, robin. we are so happy for you. everyone on team robin, so thrilled that you are finally home, waking up this morning, after so many weeks in the hospital. we're going to talk to robin's doctor, in just a little bit. we see those fist pumps up in the air. we're going to learn about the next steps in robin's journey. >> she's back. she's back and
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Oct 8, 2012 3:00am PDT
, as karen just mentioned, between joe biden and ryan. biden is in delaware with intense preparation with the obama campaign, feeling new pressure after the president's debate in denver. paul ryan campaigning in ohio and michigan today. and we'll be carrying that debate one on one, the candidates' debate. abc's martha raddatz will be monitoring. it all begins at 9:00 p.m. eastern right here on abc. they will be discussing foreign and domestic policy, 9:00 to 10:30 eastern time in danville, kentucky. >> you have to wonder, too, if martha raddatz who's obviously an exceptionally good reporter feeling any moderator pressure to do better than jim lehrer. i'm sure she will. >> it would be very difficult for her not to perform -- how do i say that politely? >> you had the debate wednesday. the president had lackluster night, widely panned, then you turn around and get the jobs report. unemployment fell from 8.1% to 7.8%. that was a boost. joe biden getting some advice from david axelrod, strategic advice on president obama, trying to steer him in the correct direction and alleviate him fro
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Oct 13, 2012 7:00am PDT
to the debate. one of the first questions from abc's martha raddatz. asking joe biden why there wasn't more security in benghazi, libya. >> we weren't told they wanted more security. we did not know they wanted more security. >> reporter: who is the we in that statement? just the white house, says the president's spokesman. >> good morning, everyone. >> reporter: this story has such a big chance of spinning out of control, that secretary of state clinton, went before cameras to try and explain. >> to this day, we do not have a complete picture. >> reporter: the romney's team move, part of a search for undecided voters. team obama is doubling down on star power to sway that group. this morning, releasing an ad narrated by morgan freeman, showcasing what the campaign calls the president's conviction. later this week, former president bill clinton and bruce springsteen will stump in ohio for mr. obama. and on thursday, the president joins jon stewart on "the daily show." it will be his sixth appearance and second since becoming president. but the performance that really matters is the one that
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Oct 11, 2012 11:00pm PDT
off as joe biden and republican paul ryan go head to head with only 25 days left in this race for the white house. our team of political insiders our team of political insiders tells us who >> new at 11:00. officers in santa clara killed armed man threatening his own father. they received 2911 calls about loud argument on monroe street late last night. officers arrived and helped calm the situation but as they were leaving the argument started up again. that's when they say the 41-year-old man cut himself with a knife and then made a threatening gesture toward his 66-year-old father. all 3 officers fired their guns. the son was killed. neighbor whose known the family for a decade says the father is distraught over his son's somewhating. >> i'm not surprised by the son being aggressive. i'm a little surprised that they shot and killed hill. couldn't they have shot him in the leg or something? >>reporter: officers are on paid administrative leave while the department investigates this shooting. >> also new. down vca line in san jose forced closure of some streets while
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Oct 12, 2012 6:00pm PDT
a doyle drive >>> more than 51 million people watched last night's vice presidential debate. joe biden and paul ryan went at it pretty good but were they accurate? mark matthews is here with a fact check tonight. >> abc 7 news at 4:00 we looked at statements over embassy security, taxes and unemployment. but there is so much more malarky. a big part of the debate over medicare. >> medicare and social security going bankrupt these are facts. >> fact check, congressman ryan is right. the funds will run out of money but that is only if all moving parts remain the same which has never happened. congress has made changes in order to keep the programs going. >> they got caught with their hands in the cookie jar turning medicare into a piggy bank for obama care. their own actuaries said one out of six hospitals and nursing homes are going to go out of business because of this. >> he said 15% could become unprofitible but add td policy could be monitored to keep hospitals and nursing homes from going out of business. and paul ryan's budget proposed the same $716 billion in savings. on attacks
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Oct 11, 2012 5:00pm PDT
tonight's debate against joe biden and challenger paul ryan. there is a lot of anticipation how the vice president and congressman from wisconsin could gain or lose momentum from their ticket. tonight's debate is not likely to have a big impact on poll. >> in this case, we don't expect it to affect the race at this point. it might help the democrats recover from the president's poor performance last week but you never know. we might have a surprise or a gaffe out of this. that keeps things exciting, i guess. >> the moderator is martha radic, a senior correspondent for abc news, you can see the debate tonight at 6:00. after that, new drama last resort at 8:00 followed by jeopardy, wheel of fortune. then you're going see a special fren taigs of abc's what would you do followed by abc 7 news at 11:00. >> join us tonight. pg&e and oakland public works department say they will begin swapping out older street lights with new energy efficient lampes. this is part of an effort to make streets safer and lower energy costs in the city. 241 street lights will be upgraded in several areas chosen by
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Oct 11, 2012 1:40am PDT
president joe biden. it will be ryan's first debate on the national stage. with the race so close there is extra pressure for him to turn in a clutch performance. >> vice president biden travels to the debate site later today. he had several mock debates with the paul ryan stand-in, maryland congressman chris van holland. who has been with biden all week helping him prep, and a sign of how good he feels about his prospects, his first campaign event after the debate will be in wisconsin, right in paul ryan's back yard. martha raddatz moderates the debate and we will carry it live. >>> as for the top of the ticket, there are questions this morning about where mitt romney stands on abortion. romney said in an interview tuesday that he has no plans for abortion legislation if elected. but anti-abortion advocates reminded him of his pledge to do everything in his power to promote a culture of life. and so on the stump in ohio, romney reaffirmed that he is indeed pro-life. in an interview with abc news, president obama accused romney of trying to cloud his true stance on abortion. speak
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Oct 6, 2012 4:00am PDT
in the second. and so does joe biden against paul ryan in kentucky. >> it's all about the undecided voters. we have one more jobs report after this one. let's assume that the economy remains tepid and growing slowly. how much does a small drop in the unemployment rate help undecided voters? >> it creates a psychological barrier, breaking below 8%. and the issue is less the actual number than the trend. and the fact is we're moving in the right direction. not as fast as some folks would like. but it gives reason for hope. again, this is a statistical tallsman that tells people we're moving in the right direction. >> talk about the vice presidential debate coming up this thursday. is that likely to have any impact on the interior of this race? >> it could have one. if paul ryan wins this debate, that gives the romney camp a strong argument. mitt romney trying to move towards the center. there's going to be a lot of fireworks. you have a policy wonk in paul ryan. you have joe biden who is everyone's uncle, for better or worse. >> who knows what he'll say? >> every little bit matters. 30 days away
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Oct 7, 2012 9:00am PDT
. >> there will be a fireworks. you have a policy wonk in ryan, and you have joe biden who is sort of everyone's uncle, for better or worse. abc news, washington. >> president obama will be in the bay area this week for another fundraiser. he will be taking part in a concert and rally tomorrow at san francisco's bill graham's civic auditorium. tickets start at $100 and go as high as $7,500. the two presidential campaigns hit the morning talk shows." most analysts believe in the debates romney scored a victory over the president. here's george stephanopoulos this morning. >> i think the president understood that he had been performed up to his own expectations pretty quickly into -- after he got off the stage that night. but look, george, i think what is interesting, it's not -- i think it's who showed up on the republican side. you know, a clone that looked a lot like mitt romney. >> people saw the real mitt romney. i think that's why you saw the revise. i know, george, you thought it was a tie but most other objective observers felt gov. romney did do a good job of making the case for his policies. >
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Oct 10, 2012 5:30pm PDT
: what's your message to joe biden? about tomorrow night? >> well, i -- you know, i think joe just needs to be joe. congressman ryan is a smart and effective speaker. but his ideas are the wrong ones. and joe understands that. >> reporter: message to mitt romney about tuesday night? >> well, i don't need to send a message to mitt romney. i think that he will, once again, be very well prepared. you know, he -- you know, he makes a good power point presentation. i look forward to seeing him. >> reporter: and he says, taking him on, on issues where he shifted, like legal abortion. during the primaries, the governor made it clear he would like to see a repeal of roe versus wade. but yesterday, in an interview, he said this -- "there's no legislation with regards to abortion that i'm familiar with that would become part of my agenda." your campaign has called that a lie. >> well, look. diane, this is -- this is another example of governor romney hiding positions he's been campaigning on for a year and a half. >> reporter: is it a lie? >> governor romney has made very clear that if a bill come
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Oct 6, 2012 11:00pm PDT
, and joe biden, everyone's uncle. >> ama: president obama will be in the bay area next week for another fundraiser, taking part in a concert and rally monday at san francisco's bill graham auditorium. tickets start at $100 and go as high as $5,700. >> cal berkeley used tonight's homecoming football game to rededicate memorial stadium. ♪ >> since 1923 the stadium had been dedicated to all californiaons who died in world war 124e678 stadium recently re-opened after a $321 million renovation and is now dedicated to all californians who subray identifiesed their lives in service to the nags. leigh glaser has a look at the forecast. >> leigh: i'm so confused. what am i doing tomorrow. giants, 49ers. we're starting to see a little low cloudiness, fog near the coast, but the live shot here from our mt. tam cam showing you clear sky towards the bay, and the background, san francisco. let's get to live doppler 7hd. these are high and mid-level clouds near the coast, starting to push in. the low clouds will filter in later this evening as well, and we're also looking for pockets of dense fog ne
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Oct 9, 2012 4:00pm PDT
on this vice president's debate between paul ryan and joe biden, you can watch life here thursday, start agent 6:00. >> and happening now, number pechl sickened by a deadly meningitis outbreak reached 119. >> the cdc said new jersey has reported at least one illness from meningitis. a tainted batch of shots produced by a specialty pharmacy is to blame for this outbreak. a lawmaker from that state launched a congressional investigation into the company that manufactured this drug. >> four california clinics on the list of medical centers receiving steroids located in encino, palmdale and visalia. the surgery center says four patients were treated after back pain, but none of the cases have been fatal. >> there is a huge explosion and a sound of 100 canisters of ether. it was found yesterday by a cleaning crew. because of the volatility, the sheriff department decided it was safer just to blow it up rather than tro try to move it. sheriff officials say it was package ndz 1957, and belonged to a long forgoten batch of disaster supplies. stored at the fair grounds for decade autos happening now, c
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Oct 9, 2012 7:00am PDT
term as president of the united states. >> reporter: vice president joe biden is holed up in a delaware hotel room, engaged in debate prep. while paul ryan got some unexpected debate prep of his own with a reporter from our flint, michigan, affiliate. >> the best thing to help prevent violent crime in the inner cities is to bring opportunities in the inner cities. it's to help people with poverty in the inner cities. to help teach people good discipline, good character. that is civil society. that's what charities and civic groups and churches do, to help one another. make sure they can realize the value of one another? >> and do that by cutting taxes? with a big tax cut? >> those are yours, not mine. >> thank you very much, sir. >> yeah. that was kind of strange. >> reporter: the obama campaign, seeks to mock mitt romney's commitment to eliminate public television. the ad says, quote, mitt romney taking on our enemies, no matter where they nest. george? >> we've not seen the end of that. jake, thank you very much. the v.p. candidates joe biden and paul ryan go at it this thursday, at 9
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Oct 7, 2012 6:00am PDT
. the vice presidential debate is set for thursday night. >> there will be a fireworks. you have joe biden who is sort of everyone's uncle, for better or worse. abc news, washington. >> president obama will be in the bay area this week for another fundraiser. he will be taking part in a concert and rally tomorrow at san francisco's bill graham's civic auditorium. tickets start at $100 and go as high as $7,500. at 8:00 this morning, about an hour:45 from now get the bottom lean on the first debate and look ahead to the next one on the round table a george stephanopoulos at 8:00 right here on abc7. lisa argen joins us now and we are talking about similar to yesterday, maybe a tick upwards, perhaps, in some areas? >> in some areas. we are starting off with the clouds in oakland, hayward, so once again a scattered high clouds. not much in the way of fog due to the system offshore. yes, very limited change with 60s and 70ths again but it's not going to last forever. i'll have the seven-day outlook come up. >> but nothing lasts forever. >> thank god. [laughter] >> coming up next in sports, a rou
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Oct 11, 2012 5:00am PDT
: that was joe biden in iowa last week he hasn't said much about the debate recently. again, he's the one tasked with breathing life back into the democratic ticket after last week's presidential -- first presidential debate. watch the debate tonight live right here on abc 7 at 6:00. katie marzullo. >>> when the debate gets underway president obama will be returning from a campaign trip to florida after spending time in ohio this week. the president will leave the white house this afternoon and travel to courtroom gables where he will speak to sue -- travel to core roll gables where he will speak to supporters. -- mitt romney moves his campaign from ohio to north carolina today, staffers say romney is scheduled to attend a flee asheville where he will be joined by country singer ronnie millsap. >>> ross mirkarimi's job may not be -- [ unintelligible ] according to the chronicle, kim said her faith in mirkarimi as a person and sheriff has diminished and she would support a recall effort. >>> peninsula assemblyman hill and some san bruno residents plan to appear at a meeting to demand -- the commi
ABC
Oct 7, 2012 5:00am PDT
presidential debate is set for thursday night. >> there will be a fireworks. you have joe biden who is sort of everyone's uncle, for better or worse. abc news, washington. >> president obama will be in the bay area this week for another fundraiser. he will be taking part in a concert and rally tomorrow at san francisco's bill graham's vic auditorium. tickets start at $100 and go as high as $7,500. and a look ahead to the next debate as we are talking about it on the round table. don't miss it with george stephanopoulos right here on abc7. lisa argen here yesterday and yesterday you talked about the light rain maybe coming in on monday. i hope we aren't moving that up because we have so many people coming to town today they don't need it. >> we are moving it down the road. >> where it belongs, i might add. >> this is definitely a slow mover. it's a system we've been following offshore. but right now we are talking a little fog north of here. here is the high definition emeryville camera. a little cloudy, napa, sonoma, the usual spots. mid-50s in oakland. we will talk about the forecast today
ABC
Oct 9, 2012 1:40am PDT
. i think that will be flushed out. >> some analysts say joe biden is feeling the heat. he need a strong debate. we'll see. >>> and romney took on foreign policy yesterday in a speech at virginia military institute. he blasted current u.s. policy in syria arguing we should partner with other countries to help arm the rebels to defeat assad. romney said america much take a larger, stronger role in global politics. >> our friends and allies across the globe don't want less american leadership. they want more. >> romney also criticized the obama administration for failing to declare the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya a terrorist attack. >>> with his opponent surging in the polls, president obama is campaigning with new urgency. he told donors in san francisco that it was time to get, quote, almost obsessive in their efforts to lobby friends and relatives in battleground states, and he declared, i very much intend to win this election. >>> our other big story of the week, the deadly meningitis outbreak linked to a shipment of steroids is claiming more lives. now 105 confirmed
ABC
Oct 8, 2012 7:00am PDT
. >> and diane sawyer and i will have live coverage of the v.p. candidates, joe biden and paul ryan go at it this thursday, 9:00 eastern, 6:00 pacific. or colleague, martha raddatz will be moderating. let's go to josh. you have information on libya as well. >>> and new information this morning about that attack on the u.s. consulate in libya that did kill the u.s. ambassador. abc news has retained a memo that raised questions about whether the state department rejected warnings from its own staff about security. senior white house correspondent jake tapper joins us this morning with those details. good morning, jake. >> reporter: good morning, josh. that's right, this memo details all the ways the u.s. embassy in libya relied on what is called a security support team. that left in august. the commander of the team tells me he wanted to stay past august and ambassador stevens wanted his team to stay, as well. in the memo, obtained exclusively by abc news, the embassy in libya did not mince words, requesting that the state department keep the 16-member security support team in the countr
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